TLC webinar: Authentically Student-centred LD

I'm presenting my 5 Ps approach to Formulation at the Teaching and Learning Conversations webinar today. This is a fab series of discussions on a variety of topics around teaching and learning which I've followed for a while, and can strongly recommend - always interesting speakers! Anyway, today's session is the latest and longest opportunity … Continue reading TLC webinar: Authentically Student-centred LD

Juxtaposition and negotiation: a key technique in LD formulation

I've been working a lot recently on formulation, an approach to one to one work borrowed from Clinical Psychology, and thinking about how we could adopt it in Learning Development practice to ensure that it is genuinely student-centred and emancipatory and that we are acknowledging the authority that the student themselves brings to their own learning. … Continue reading Juxtaposition and negotiation: a key technique in LD formulation

The Five Ps of LD – Conference Presentation

I'm presenting today at this week's ICALLD online symposium, on the Five Ps of LD. ICALLD, the International Consortium of Academic Language and Learning Developers brings together the LDers from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, so I'm looking forward to exchanging ideas with colleagues in other countries! It's an online symposium, so I'm … Continue reading The Five Ps of LD – Conference Presentation

The Five Ps of Learning Development

One of the initial elements of a learning development one to one is establishing with the student what they hope to achieve. This is often framed around identifying the ‘problem’ or ‘issue’ – I’m sure most learning developers would rather reframe it in less remedial terms, perhaps as the "Learning Development need". However, clarifying precisely what … Continue reading The Five Ps of Learning Development